JEANNETTE,

THE CHILDHOOD OF JOAN OF ARC

by Bruno Dumont

France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy.

One day, she tells her friend Hauviette how she cannot bear to see the suffering caused by the English. Madame Gervaise, a nun, tries to reason with the young girl, but Jeannette is ready to take up arms for the salvation of souls and the liberation of the Kingdom of France. Carried by her faith, she will become Joan of Arc.

 

 

  • FILM INFO

    Year: 2017

    Country: France

    Runtime:115 mins

    Color: Color

    Language: French

    Subtitles: English

     

    CREW

     

    Producers

    Jean Bréhat

    Rachid Bouchareb

    Muriel Merlin

    Director

    Bruno Dumont

    Screenwriter:

    Bruno Dumont

    Director of Photography :

    Guillaume Deffontaines

    Editing:

    Bruno Dumont

    Basile Belkhiri

    Music composer:

    IGORRR

    Choreographer:

    Philippe Decouflé

     

    CAST

     

    Lise Leplat Prudhomme

    Jeanne Voisin

    Lucile Gauthier

    Victoria Lefebvre

    Aline Charles

  • REVIEWS

     " ‘Jeannette,’  is a visionary embodiment of continuity —a fusion of spiritual exaltation, physical fury, defiance of authority, and political revolt.”

    —Richard Brody, The New Yorker

     

    "Eccentric, entrancing... as bold as it is lively and sweet... an enchanting fairy tale."

     —Artforum

     

    "Weird, wild... achieves an audacity that even the most traditional cinephiles should find hard to ignore."

    —Village Voice

     

    "Dumont set out to smash the conventions of Joan’s tale, and does so brilliantly!"

    —Jewish Currents

     

    "Sublime!"

    —EyeforFilm

     

    Dumont shows us the incongruity between girlish impetuousness -- a petulant if precocious devotion to her cause -- and the genuine rage at her nation's destruction which will serve as her hallmark.

    — Letterboxd

     

    Bruno Dumont’s new feature Jeannette, l’enfance de Jeanne d’Arc marks an unexpected and near-perfect synthesis of the French iconoclast’s many disparate interests and obsessions.. -

    —Jordan Cronk, Cinema Scope

     

    One of the true UFOs I have encountered in my ten years of Cannes attendance. So aberrant and ruthless is its pursuit of new forms of poetry, luminance and madness that it can be (and very much has been) confused for cretinism itself.  — Filmmaker

     

     

  • AWARDS/FESTIVALS

    Cannes International Film Festival, Director’s Fortnight

    Transylvania International Film Festival

    Moscow International Film Festival

    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

    New Horizons Film Festival, Poland

    Toronto International Film Festival

    Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

    SXSW Film Festival

     

     

  • ABOUT DIRECTOR

    Bruno Dumont

     

    Bruno Dumont (born in France) is a French film Director. To date, he has directed several feature films, all of which border somewhere between realistic drama and the avant-garde. His first feature film La vie de Jésus was selected at Directors' Fortnight. His films have won several awards at the Cannes films Festival.  Two of Dumont's films have won the Grand Prix award: both L'Humanité and Flandres (2006).  The only other director who has twice won the Cannes Grand Prix is Andrei Tarkovsky. Dumont's Hadewijch won the 2009 Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentation at the Toronto Film Festival, and will be distributed in France in 2009, and by IFC in the U.S. in 2010. In 2016, Slack Bay was presented in Competition at the Cannes International Film Festival.

     

    FILMOGRAPHY

     

    1997, The Life of Jesus

    1999, Humanity

    2003, Twentynine Palms

    2006, Flandres

    2009, Hadewijch

    2011, Hors Satan/Outside Satan

    2013, Camille Claudel 1915

    2016, Slack Bay

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